Jimmy Fox launches OMG backed production company
16 January 2017
Emmy-nominated Producer Jimmy Fox has launched new production company, Main Event Media, which will focus on producing a variety of content spanning across both the scripted and unscripted genres.
The company, based in Los Angeles, will sit under the All3Media America banner and be part of All3Media’s Objective Media Group. It will be All3 America’s 21st production company, joining the likes of Sam Mendes’ Neal Street Productions, Studio Ramsay and Studio Lambert Associates.
Fox, who has spent the last three years running the US operations for Objective has established himself as one of few producers in the business actively producing series in both the scripted and unscripted worlds. Since Fox’s arrival in early 2014, the company has received six series orders including CNN’s United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell, which Fox was an Executive Producer on and earned an Emmy nomination for,and E!’s highly anticipated upcoming drama series The Arrangement. Fox will continue to produce both series under the new Main Event Media banner. Most recently, Fox developed and executive produced the Investigation Discovery series Is OJ Innocent? The Missing Evidence, which premieres January 15th. Fox will continue to serve as executive producer to the Starz adaptation of Peep Show, a comedy format under the Objective banner that ran for nine seasons in the UK.
Other titles currently in production that Fox will continue to produce under the Main Event banner include the previously announced Hollywood Darlings for POP starring Jodie Sweetin, Beverley Mitchell and Christine Lakin as well as the true-crime series It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards for Spike.
Layla Smith, CEO of Objective Media Group and Greg Lipstone, CEO of All3Media America, will work with Fox across all Main Event Media’s slate both in the US and the UK.
Prior to Objective Media, Fox was the Head of Creative Development for Electus, where he oversaw the company’s scripted and unscripted portfolio. He co-executive produced NBC’s Fashion Star as well as executive produced NBC’s Food Fighters. He co-created and executive produced the hit TBS competition series King Of The Nerds and executive produced the VH1 series Mob Wives and its subsequent spinoffs. On the scripted side, he served as a co-executive producer on the ABC drama series Killer Women and developed the Netflix series Marco Polo.
Fox commented, “It seemed my first choice for the company name, 22nd Century Fox, came with a slew of legal ramifications. So, Main Event Media it is. Our goal moving forward is the same it has always been, to take our work extremely seriously and ourselves… not so much.”
Greg Lipstone added, “Bringing Jimmy in three years ago to launch Objective’s US division has proven to be an extraordinary success. He has proven more than ready to launch his own company and we are thrilled he will remain part of the All3Media family for years to come."